Apologies in advance for this stupid question. As strange as it sounds, I have never had a horse on extended layup until now, so when they come back - have they forgotten everything they had previously learned?
Background - 6 year old hunter prospect, imported in January, green but was going great (of course!) when he got a bone bruise in July. Had a solid left to right change, working on right to left, jumping 2’6’’ courses. He’s still on layup, but I’m hoping he’ll be able to return to work (or be cleared to go to rehab) in a few weeks.
Will he retain anything or will we be starting from scratch?